ConnDOT: PRESS CONFERENCE WORK ZONE SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK

*** NEWS ADVISORY ***

PRESS CONFERENCE

WORK ZONE SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK

APRIL 2-6, 2007

 

What:     News Conference to kick off Connecticut Department of Transportation's "Work Zone Safety Awareness Week" campaign to promote the safety of workers and motorists in roadway work zones. The Department will also be presenting a new campaign initiative for a unique summer long “Work Zone Safety” awareness program in partnership with major state attractions and destinations.

When:    April 4, 2007, at 2 pm

Where:   DOT Rest Area on 1-84 Eastbound in Southington between Exits 28 & 30

Who:  

  • Governor M. Jodi Rell
  • Lt. Governor Michael Fedele
  • Commissioner Ralph Carpenter, Department of Transportation
  • Commissioner John Danaher, Department of Public Safety
  • Deputy Commissioner John Herman, Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Asst. Division Administrator John Formosa, Federal Highway Administration
  • Chief Murray Pendleton, Town of Waterford representing the Connecticut
  • Police Chiefs Association.
  • Donald Shubert, Connecticut Construction Industries Association
  • Representatives of State Attractions
  • Representatives in the transportation, utility and construction industry

Directions:  

From Hartford - Take I-91 South to I-691 west to I-84 east. Rest area is located approximately 1 mile on right.

From New Haven - Take I-91 North to Take exit 17 (East Main Street in Meriden) to Exit 68W and take ramp to I-691 west. Follow I-691 to I-84 east. Rest Area is located approximately 1 mile on right.

Photo Opportunity — Media outlets wishing to shoot an active work zone should contact Judd Everhart on Tuesday, April 3, 2007, to schedule access to a selected site in the area on Wednesday, weather permitting. 860 594-3062;